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  •  dirty tricks, Segretti, Watergate (0+ / 0-)

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    Four Men Plead Guilty to Entering Federal Property Under False Pretenses Entered Senator Mary Landrieu’s Office to Secretly Record Office Staff Conversations

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    The Nixon Committee to Re-elect the President (CRP), a private non-governmental campaign entity, used funds from its coffers to pay for, and later cover up, "dirty tricks" performed against opponents by Richard Nixon's employee, Donald Segretti.

    Segretti famously coined the term 'ratfucking' for recruiting conservative members to infiltrate opposition groups (and/or misrepresent them through false flag activities) in order to undermine the effectiveness of such opposition.

    Every time the Republican candidates are on stage together they prove that as bad as things are now, under a TEA/GOP president, they would be much, much worse.

    by anyname on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 09:57:45 AM PDT

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    •  wiki Segretti, Chapin, Kalmbach (0+ / 0-)

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      Donald Henry Segretti is a former political operative for the Committee to Re-elect the President (Nixon) during the early 1970s.

      Segretti was hired by friend Dwight L. Chapin to run a campaign of dirty tricks (which he dubbed "ratfucking") against the Democrats, with his work being paid for by Herb Kalmbach, Nixon's lawyer, from presidential campaign.

      Every time the Republican candidates are on stage together they prove that as bad as things are now, under a TEA/GOP president, they would be much, much worse.

      by anyname on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 10:02:17 AM PDT

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      •  1% (0+ / 0-)
        In 2000, Segretti served as co-chair of John McCain's presidential campaign in Orange County.

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        I wonder if Herb was golfing with John Boehner in Newport Beach recently when the Courage Campaign brought protestors to the gathering of the 1%.

        Herbert Kalmbach

        Kalmbach lives in Newport Beach, California. Although he retired in the late 1980s, he remains of counsel to Baker Hostetler.

        Every time the Republican candidates are on stage together they prove that as bad as things are now, under a TEA/GOP president, they would be much, much worse.

        by anyname on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 10:09:33 AM PDT

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